What is CBD?
CBD is a Cannabinoid and is one of over 100 different Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC however, is non-psychoactive. CBD has turned into one of the best alternatives for those in search of a natural way to treat a wide range of conditions, including PTSD, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other mental disorders.
How does CBD work in the body?
All cannabinoids, including CBD produce different effects in the body by attaching to our receptors and supporting our ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM. (ECS) The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids: the CB1(throughout the body, mainly in the brain) and the CB2 receptors (more common in the immune system). CBD can benefit users in a variety of ways.
Does CBD interact with other medications?
CBD does reduce Cytochrome p450 activity, a group of liver enzymes. They are responsible for the breakdown of many drugs. When combined with CBD oil some antidepressants and painkillers may produce side effects. CBD can reduce blood pressure, so should be used with caution when using blood pressure medication. Always consult with your doctor.
If undesirable special effects occur, the supplement taken, and the amount of oil, needs to be revised.
CBD and dosage?
With CBD oil what has been suggested is to start low and see from there. Depending on the individuals Endocannabinoid system and the condition being treated, one should observe and see how their body responds to the first dosage being tried. Everyone is different and has a different biological history. Hence our body responds differently to different dosages of CBD.
Travelling with CBD oil?
Please check relevant national and state laws before raveling.